From once detaining political prisoners exiled from the mainland of India to now hosting visitors purposely seeking joyful isolation, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar have transformed their identity on the tourist circuit.
Shimmering blue waters, bright-coloured coral formations, desolate yet gorgeous islands, and pearly white beaches make Andaman and Nicobar a truly tropical holiday destination. Shining like a gem in the The Bay of Bengal, the archipelago is situated more than 1,200 kilometres off the east coast of India.
Andaman tourism is characterised by the exotic charm of islands, the scenic splendour of wildlifesanctuaries, the eternal silence of tropical rivers, and the oriental smell of spice shops. This tropical destination delivers what it promises to newly weds on a honeymoon and families looking for a memorable holiday. The capital city of Port Blair is the main point of entry, for both flights and ships, to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Inviting stretches of sand such as Elephant Beach, Wandoor beach, Sitapur Beach, Laxmanpur Beach, Radhanagar Beach and Bharatpur Beach, thrilling water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea walking, and banana boat rides as well as cruises to Port Blair, day trips to limestone caves in Baratang Island and Diglipur’s highest peak, and much more await for travellers in Andaman. The best time to visit Andaman Islands is during the winter season, from November to March, as the weather stays pleasant. Tourism in Andaman is at its peak in winter as the weather makes it ideal for sightseeing tours and boat expeditions.